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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Let us all celebrate Claire Donato

The amazing Millay friend and alum Claire Donato's book, Burial, is now available from Tarpaulin Sky Press, just in time for summer vacation!

Set in the mind of a narrator who is grieving the loss of her father, who conflates her hotel room with the morgue, and who encounters characters that may or may not exist, Burial is a little novel about an immeasurable black hole. The book grapples with ontology and trades plot for ambience; the result is a lyrical elegy with no small amount of rot and vomit and ghosts.

You can read a review of the book at Publisher's Weekly and learn more about its portability at PW's Best Summer Books 2013 list.

Burial is available from Small Press Distribution or directly from Tarpaulin Sky Press. (It's also on Amazon.)

Also available from TSky are three new books by David Wolach, Joyelle McSweeney, and Johannes Goransson, all of which of which were thoughtfully edited by the inimitable Christian Peet, and all of which I highly recommend.

For those of you who teach, Mlle. Donato is available for classroom visits in the fall. She recently visited the University of Notre Dame and The New School.

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